Volume: stock to 1 quart over stock depending on application
Dimensions: Click here for dimensions.
Number of Bolts: 17
PML designed this stock capacity transmission pan for Ford C6 transmissions for full size 1960s and 1970s cars.
Although this pan is stock capacity, it is still larger than a stock pan. Always check your vehicle for clearance before ordering.
There are at least 3 different stock pans. Capacity and size over stock vary depend on which stock pan you have.
- Maintains ground clearance
- Heavy duty sand cast aluminum construction
- Fins for heat dissipation
- Drain and magnetic drain plug included
- Thick, machined gasket flange for a secure seal
The Ford C6 transmission is found on many full size Ford, Lincoln and Mercury cars. Here are some examples of vehicle that may be able to use this transmission pan:
- 66 – 69 Comet
- 67 – 78 Cougar
- 64 – 70 Fairlane
- 66 – 74 Galaxie
- 66 – 79 Lincolns
- 66 – 80 LTD
- 77 – 79 LTD II
- 66 – 72 Meteor
- 68 – 76 Montego
- 68 – 74 Monterey
- 67 – 73 Mustang
- 66 – 79 Ranchero
- 66 – 79 Thunderbird
- 68 – 76 Torino
Configurations vary so always check your vehicle to verify transmission and to check space available for a larger transmission pan.
These classics had options for several different transmissions. The C4, Cruise-o-Matic, and manual transmissions were also common.
Some Ford trucks and SUVs may also be able to use this pan. If there are frame cross members running under the stock pan, this pan may not clear those cross members. PML part number 9592 is an extra capacity C6 pan and is designed to clear the frame cross members.
Installation on a 1971 Ford Mustang
Arthur installed a shifter and a PML transmission pan on his 1971 Mustang. He did loose some ground clearance since the PML pan is larger than stock. He thought he would need to modify the shifter cable bracket because the PML pan has thick walls but the bracket fit without modification.
Shifter Kit for a 1971 Ford Mustang
PML C6 trans pan on 1971 Mustang
Shifter bracket attached to PML pan
1971 Mustang, Shifter Cable and PML transmission pan installed
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Inside of PML Pan and Drain Hole
Inside of the pan shown here. Click on image to view larger.
The gasket surface is machined flat for a secure seal to the housing.
The drain hole is at the bottom of the image. This will be toward the rear of the vehicle when the pan is installed. A magnetic drain plug and new mounting bolts are included with the pan.
Filter and Gasket
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This shows two possible filter kits for Ford C6 transmissions. p>
PML designed this pan to work with stock gaskets and filters. Filter supports are not needed as the filter bolts on to the valve body. The fluid level is at the same place with a PML pan or a stock pan so an extension is not needed. The dipstick works the same with a PML pan as with the stock pan.
Both filter kits include a rubber-cork type gasket, which we recommended for use with a PML transmission pan.
These are from Fram and have part numbers FT1025a and FT1037a (longer pick-up spout).
Do not use a filter with the extension tube. The tube rests on the bottom of the stock pan. The PML pan is a different depth and the tube could easily fall out and damage transmission internals.
Optional Temperature Sending Unit Machining
Areas on the driver side and on the passenger's side can optionally can be machined for a temperature sending unit.
There is a machining charge if you want PML to drill and tap the hole. The default hole size is 1/8 NPT. Call or email if you need a different size.
These areas are thick bosses cast into the pan and were added to the pan in 2014.
PML Ford C6 Pans Compared to Stock
PML also makes anextra capacity Ford C6 transmission pan, PML Part Number 9592, for Ford trucks and SUVs with the C6. The deep pan provides provides extra fluid capacity and is stepped in the front and back to clear frame cross members on trucks and SUVs.
The image shows three stock Ford C6 transmission pans with the PML deep and stock capacity pans. (Click on image to view larger picture.)